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Obverse of 1881 Trade Dollar     Reverse of 1881 Trade Dollar


1881 TRADE DOLLAR

PCGS No: 7061, 87061, 97061

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 0
Proofs: 960

Designer: William Barber

Diameter: 38 millimeters

Metal Content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 27.2 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) above the D of DOLLAR on the reverse.

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.

Significant examples:
NGC Proof-65 (illustrated above).  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1782 @$6,900  Ex - Eliasberg

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6267, not plated, sold for $1,610.00   From the Alex Highland Collection

Proof-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 908, illustrated, sold for $1,495.00

Proof-60.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5630, not illustrated, sold for $1,150.00

Proof-55.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 155, illustrated, sold for $977.50

Notes:
The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-67's.

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-67.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-67.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service